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Half of Man is Woman; a novel

By: Xianliang, Zhang; trans. by Martha Avery

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Lester & Orpen Dennys: 1988

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 12213

ISBN: 0886191866

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Small spot bottom page edges, light edge wear to dustjacket ; DJ in Mylar, bright, solid book ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 285 pages; "Poet Zhang Yonglin is sentenced to a labor camp he ironically describes as a haven amidst the hysteria of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. After he marries a woman he had seen eight years earlier, the story becomes, on one level, an analogy between his temporary sexual impotence and the postion of intellectuals. A year later he is ready to abandon his wife and escape from the camp. Cameo appearances by philosophic and literary figures Marx and Meng-tz, Othe... View more info